The best Teen Choice Awards yet!

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

Paramore performs at Teen Choice.

On Sunday, August 11, Nickelodeon hosted its 25th annual Teen Choice Awards. Celebrities from some of the hottest television shows, movies, and music albums all walked the orange carpet in hopes of winning a Teen Choice Surfboard. Some of the highlights of the show involved: the tribute to Glee’s star Cory Monteith, countless celebrities getting slimed, and Ashton Kutcher winning the Ultimate Choice award.

After a devastating month for Lea Michele, she made her first public appearance to honor the death of her co-star and real-life boyfriend Cory Monteith at the Teen Choice Awards. Monteith, who had co-hosted the Teen Choice Awards in 2010, was found dead in his Vancouver hotel from a drug overdose.

Lea Michele won Choice TV Actress in a comedy for her role on Fox’s series “Glee” and took the stage while wearing a necklace that said “Cory.” She addressed the audience with a tearful speech. “I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these very difficult past few weeks,” she said.

She then dedicated the award to Monteith by saying, “For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love we’re gonna get through this together. He was very special to me and also to the world.”

The show, however, didn’t stay somber. One Direction started the night with their newest single “Best Song Ever,” setting the rest of the mood to be lighthearted and fun. Celebrities – such as Justin Bieber, Chris Colfer, Will Smith, Liam Payne, and many more – failed to ignore Nickelodeon’s trademark slime session. After receiving their awards, cannons oozed gallons of slime at their faces, coating them all in thick green goo. We just hope their outfits for the night weren’t too busted!

Later in the show Ashton Kutcher received the Ultimate Choice Award. The award is dedicated to actors or actresses who have been in the industry for a long time, and have won several other awards while keeping a dignified reputation. After receiving his award, he joked, “Let’s be brutally honest. This is the old guy award.”

Sounds like a blast, but I think I’ll pass on the sliming! Congratulations to all the winners. I only have one recommendation for these winning celebrities: wax your boards if you decide to get a little adventurous! No one likes a chafed belly.